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Trekking at Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Approach road to Everest Base Camp
The North Face of Everest

The British Everest Expedition of 1921 identified Rongbuk in Tibet as their preferred base camp for their ill-fated summit attempt. In recent years the road access to Rongbuk has improved, and is now a relatively accessible place for spectacular views of Everest's North Face. Most visitors take the bus from the monastery guesthouse to the Everest Base Camp viewing area at sunrise as featured on our 'Spirit of Tibet' tour.

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we can arrange special permits from the Tibet Mountaineering Association, to allow access past the check point for a high-altitude trek to the Interim Camp on the East Rongbuk Glacier. From this side of the mountain there are views of Advance Base Camp and the North Col, and you will encounter expedition teams in the climbing season. A good level of fitness is essential - please ask for more information.

Posted by Robin on 22 May 2017

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